Max Verstappen won the sprint and will start the British GP ahead

The Red Bull Dutchman won over local Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).

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For the first time in its history the F1 defined the starting grid of a Great Premio through a sprint race. And the one who will go down in history as the first driver to achieve pole position in this way is the Dutchman. Max Verstappen (Red Bull), which prevailed in the 17 lap test carried out in Silverstone in the framework of British GP.

Verstappen, who had finished second in the standings, moved to the front of the pack at the start. He left the English behind Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), precisely his rival in the fight for the crown.

Max VerstappenOnce in first place, the Red Bull driver maintained a great pace that was impossible for his opponent to follow. With the triumph achieved in this singular competition over 100 kilometers Verstappen added three points and extended to 33 points his advantage at the head of the tournament thanks to the two that Hamilton achieved.

The top trio was completed by the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), who won the last unit in play in the sprint. The Top 5 was completed by the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and English Lando Norris (McLaren).

One of those who took advantage of to achieve a good starting position was the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine), who after qualifying eleventh finished seventh. The two-time champion was fifth, but could not contain Norris and the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren).

The other side of the coin was the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), who spun that relegated him to the single file. On the end he left and that is why he will start the GP from last place.

The Grand Prix of Great Britain will be held on Sunday from 11am in Argentina.


1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 17 25:38.426 3
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 17 +1.430s 2
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 17 +7.502s 1
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 17 +11.278s 0
5 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 17 +24.111s 0
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 17 +30.959s 0
7 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 17 +43.527s 0
8 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 17 +44.439s 0
9 63 George Russell (*) WILLIAMS MERCEDES 17 +46.652s 0
10 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 17 +47.395s 0
11 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 17 +47.798s 0
12 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 17 +48.763s 0
13 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 17 +50.677s 0
14 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 17 +52.179s 0
15 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 17 +53.225s 0
16 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 17 +53.567s 0
17 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 17 +55.162s 0
18 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 17 +68.213s 0
19 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 17 +77.648s 0
20 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 16 DNF 0

AVERAGE: 234,036 km / h. (*) Penalized with three positions per touch to Carlos Sainz. He will start 12th on Sunday.

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